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Thread: a good ride between ur legs, wide open roads & ur life is never the same again!

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    Icon7 a good ride between ur legs, wide open roads & ur life is never the same again!

    shashank from south mumbai & thane here.

    been riding since i was 16.., am 41 now.

    used to ride a lot & i mean a LOT in my college / younger days.

    kids these days grow on doraemons, chota bheems, of the world.

    i grew up on eddie lawson, wayne gardner, steve hislop, kevin schwantz, wayne rainey for bikes & walter rohrl, juha kankkunen, ayrton senna, alain prost, collin mcrae for cars.

    after marriage & kid etc. family responsibilities crept in... freedom went outta the window ;-)

    am in IT field & hence 'blood, sweat & code', extended backbreaking hours in front computer screens, deranged working hours & burning midnight oil for software development / deployment, is pretty much the daily grind.

    moved out of south mumbai [girgaum, opera house] after marriage & relocated to thane.

    been a road-warrior / daily commuter for years - clock about 80kms every day to-&-fro to work on the avenger.

    used to ride a vfr250r in collage days [dad's money - for the bike & fuel both]

    was in possession of a royal enfield 350 [1962 model - handed over by my grandpa, to dad, to me...]

    then, fell on hard times... and over the years, had to go in for a bajaj chetak > hero honda CD100 > splendor [over 3.5 lakh kms in 9 yrs] > and presently on avenger 200 - all, every single one of these cared-for as my very own child, mind you.

    life is settled now to a large extent [read as mid-life crisis] ;-)

    have test-rode innumerable bikes over these years but none caressed & cajoled my heart like the vfr250r has done back then - perhaps i am spoiled for life - thanks to her!

    about a year ago, a friend got the honda cbr250 & since he was on tour for a month, knowing my passion for motorcycles, appointed me the custodian of his cbr250.

    i rode her every day from thane to andheri for over a month & things started to change - yes i had completely busted wrists & eternally painful shoulder & lumbar-back - that crouching stance on cbr250 is not that good for a 6ft guy u know....

    one day started from home for work, but said, to hell with it, just pointed her towards Lonavla & that was the beginning of the end. :-)

    enroute on the highway, she came pretty close to my heart as what the vfr250r had been, decades ago.

    a decision was made.

    i ALWAYS wanted to explore my fabulous country, on 2-wheels - that was & is my dream - all along i've been suppressing my dream - for social, family & personal reasons.

    but i've decided to live my dream, @least in parts, now.

    @ my age, i prolly have another 20 yrs of biking left in me.

    i am planning to invest in a duke390 or a ninja650 in next couple of months.

    will try to live-out my dream & leave behind my bike to my son, as a legacy.

    want to do the golden quad trip + the leh-ladakh trip + the shimla > kalpa > kaza trip too.

    dont know what might be possible & what not.

    as they say, 4-wheels mode the body... 2-wheels move the soul.

    cheers!
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    Hi Shashank

    Good to know that you are a motor racing fan!

    With the passion you have towards bikes, I am sure your dreams of riding across the country will come true one day.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monk View Post
    Hi Shashank

    Good to know that you are a motor racing fan!

    With the passion you have towards bikes, I am sure your dreams of riding across the country will come true one day.

    Cheers
    Thank you for the kind words The Monk
    Am gonna be reading stuff around here n connect with folks prolly half my age
    Who knows perhaps when i upgrade my ride and hit the open road, some of those might be my fellowmen on the road
    Jai ho :-)
    ◦ ● 4-wheels move the body... 2-wheels move the soul ● ◦

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    Sir,

    Good to have a great interaction with a elder biker... helmets off to your biker passion... welcome on board...

    Ride safe

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    hi ramalochan... thank you :-)
    liked the 'helmets off' bit ;-)
    c u around my friend.
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    welcome to xbhp... !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by princesirohi View Post
    welcome to xbhp... !!
    Thank you Princesirohi.
    Interestingly u seem to be working @ a place where many a bikers do sorties of their steed for quick twisties - amby valley eh? Lucky u B-)
    ◦ ● 4-wheels move the body... 2-wheels move the soul ● ◦

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